At Work, Art of California Labor

The At Work exhibition features many of California’s most noted artists. It is a combination of original artwork from contemporary artists, such as Yolanda Lopez, Malaquias Montoya, Ester Hernandez, Don Normark, Mark Vallen, Jos Sances and Slobodon Dimitrov, and also includes high quality reproductions of historical works by noted artists Diego Rivera, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti and many others. This broad range of art and artists provides a dialog between political motives and aesthetic aspirations that occurred throughout the 20th century and continue today.
Saturday June 17th, 2006. 7-10 pm
ARTWORKS BY: Armando Arorizo, David Avalos, Marion Barkus, Javier Bautista, Richard Bermack, Judy Branfman, Armando Cabrera, Barbara Carrasco, Claude Clark, Robbie Conal, Michael Connor, Jose Cortez, Richard Duffy, Ernesto de la Loza, Sergio de la Torre, Pele de Lappe, Slobodon Dimitrov, Francisco Dominguez, El Taller Gráfico, Christina Fernandez, Emilio Flores, Jamey Garza, Louise Gilbert, Daniel Gonzalez, Michael Gurka, Harman Press, Ester Hernandez, Louise Hock, Consuela Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Andrea Long, Yolanda Lopez, Fletcher Martin, Nicole Miller, Doug Minkler, Tina Modotti, Malaquias Montoya, Julio Morales, Cathy Murphy, Leonard Nadel, Don Normark, Gil Ortiz, Emmy Lou Packard, Giacomo Patri, Peace Press, Sheila Pinkel, Red Pepper Posters, Diego Rivera, Jos Sances, Allan Sekula, Henrietta Shore, Herbert Sigüenza, Elizabeth Sisco, Zolita Sverdove, Sylvaín, Mark Vallen, Steve Wong, Andrew Zermeño.
At Work: The Art of California Labor, is the first exhibition to explore this important topic through the eyes of artists who witnessed or were inspired by some of the most significant trends and events in the history of the 20th Century. The exhibit delivers a powerful examination of California’s rich and tumultuous labor history since the turn of the 20th century. From the conditions that led to the rise of organized labor, to the farm workers movement and contemporary issues facing workers, including globalization, the exhibit explores the people, events and movements that have defined and continue to shape the state. This compilation of images offers surprising insights into one of the most fundamental components of our daily lives – work – and shows how our collective identity has evolved over time.
Related Free Public Programs:
OPENING RECEPTION: Pico House Gallery, June 17, 2006 7-10 PM with live music by Son Real.
ARTIST’S PANEL DISCUSSION: Pico House Gallery, Get The Picture?! Art & Social Change. A panel discussion and slide show featuring artist Mark Vallen and photographers Sheila Pinkel and Slobodan Dimitrov. Saturday, July 15, 6-9 PM.
FILM SCREENING: 125 Paseo de la Plaza (plaza area), Salt of the Earth, Friday, July 28, 7:45 PM.
For more info on the exhibit, including previews of art, event schedules, and maps to the gallery:
Pico House Gallery, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012Phone: (213) 485-6855. Open daily 10 am – 3 pm.